SOM 498 Student Presentation

Spring 2015 Case

Assigned case for this semester: METHANEX

Purpose of the case competition: To judge the ability among students to distill a case situation (including data) into actionable creative recommendations that are supported logically with the use of reasonable assumption (if the data are not complete) as well as appropriate application of strategic methods covered in SOM 498. The main focus will be on team's ability to offer creative solutions based on the case scenario and to justify these solutions with rigorous analysis. The case that typically gets assigned has plenty of data and has open-ended possible solutions. A standard evaluation form, available at the case competition website, will be used to judge the in-class and the school-wide case-competition presentations.

Student team perspective: You are acting in the role as consultants or advisers to the company described in the case.


George Mason University School of Business

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